Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Acid wash nails

Hello. Hope you're all having a fabulous week. I am still on vacation, but I'll be back home tonight :)

Today I have a new technique that I tried a while back. "Acid Wash Nails". It's where you layer several different colored polishes and then take a Q-tip and dip it in acetone and go over the polish layers to create a cool design.

It didn't really turn out quite like I'd hoped. I think my layers were too thick so i didn't get the same effect that I'd seen around. It did turn out pretty neat though, don't you think?

The polishes I used were China Glaze Pool Party (bottom coat), China Glaze Sunshine Pop (middle/yellow), and the top layer was Julep Helena but when I put it over the yellow it turned it into more of a redish color instead of the neon purple that it really is. It kind of reminds me of fire.

What do you think? Have you ever tried the acid wash technique?